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Happy Haulidays from Chronicle Books

November 12, 2011

Chronicle Books is hosting a contest for readers. Happy Haul-idays! Post a list of $500 worth of books you would love to haul for the holidays.

One lucky winner will be chosen to win his or her wish list and that blogger will also get to nominate a charity to win $500 worth of books!

My favorite bookish charity? Well, that’s pretty obvious: the New York Public Library. Although I have a soft spot for the Ottendorfer Branch, I would say that I’d like the entire NYPL to win, in the lovely event that I win.

Although, I kind of wish the first prize were bookshelves. I could really, really use more bookshelves.

Perusing the site, what I see are interesting books I’ve never heard of before, or books I never knew I wanted. So, we shall see!

My list is behind the cut

Here is my list:

  1. Kokkari: Contemporary Greek Flavors– Eric Casselmon and Janet Fletcher. $40
  2. Between the Bridge and the River– Craig Ferguson. Yes, that Craig Ferguson. Why not? $13.95
  3. Rustica: A Return to Spanish Home Cooking. Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish. $35.00
  4. Money: Everything You Never Knew About Your Favorite Thing to Save, Spend and Covet– Sandra and Harry Choron. $18.95. Because I am helpless around quirky nonfiction!
  5. Sharpshooter– Nadia Gordon. Mystery set at a Napa Valley Winery. $11.95
  6. I Me Mine– George Harrison $16.95
  7. Foodie Fight Rematch. Joyce Lock. $22.95 A trivia game for foodies. Lisa would beat me at this.
  8. Fast, Fresh and Green– Susie Middleton. Interesting veggie recipes. $24.95
  9. Martin Yan’s Quick and Easy– Martin Yan. $24.95. Easy Chinese food? I’m intrigued.
  10. See’s Famous Old Time Candies– Margaret Moos Pick. $14.95 A story of a candy company on the West Coast. I have fond memories of getting those lollipops before the movies.
  11. This is NPR– By Cokie Roberts,, Susan Stamberg,, Noah Adams,, John Ydstie,, Renee Montagne,, Ari Shapiro,,and David Folkenflik. Actually, 2 copies of this, because I could see giving one to my parents and one to ChrisL. so 2 x $29.95
  12. Icthyo, the Architecture of Fish– Introduction by Stephanie Comer,and Deborah Klochko,Essays by Dr. Daniel Pauly,and Jean-Michel Cousteau,and Dr. Lynne R. Parenti. $35.00 Present for my Mom. And then she would throw it at me. I would be okay with this.
  13. E-Mergency! by Tom Lichtenfield and Ezra Fields-Meyer.$16.99 A picture book about the perils of the letter E. Makes me giggle.
  14. Moleskine Appointment book 2012. $18.95 Cause I need one.
  15. And since we’re stocking up on Moleskine notebooks… a 3 pack for $18.95
  16. How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend– Gary Ghislain. $16.99. Because how could I not?
  17. The Fashion Sketchpad– Tamar Daniel. x 2 at $18.95 because WouldYouRockThis could use them as prizes for fashion drawing sessions and such.
  18. Prisoners in the Palace– Michaela MacColl. YA about Queen Victoria as a young girl. $16.99
  19. This is My Best: Great writers share their favorite work. $16.95
  20. Winenerd– Tamara Leigh Murphy $35.00 A wine-tasting trivia game. Happy birthday, Lisa!
  21. A Time to Run- Barbara Boxer and Mary-Rose Hayes. Because I am curious what sort of novel Barbara Boxer would write. $14.95

Comes to 488.22!

Crossing my fingers! If you want to enter your list, the info is here.

If you do make a list, leave me a comment with the link so I can go check it out.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2011 8:54 pm

    I thought about that NPR book because I listen to their podcasts all the time but I ended up not choosing it. Great list!

  2. November 26, 2011 12:10 am

    The New York Public Library is such a treasure. I wish we had something like that closer to my home. I’d visit it all the time! 🙂

    Feel free to comment back on my post:
    the bookish mama

    Happy holidays!

  3. November 26, 2011 12:55 pm

    agree on the bookshelves part….just bought another medium sized one and it’s full…maybe i need new walls to put them against too?

  4. November 26, 2011 4:23 pm

    Good luck with the competition.

  5. November 27, 2011 1:11 pm

    🙂 Happy Haulidays & good luck!

  6. November 27, 2011 4:13 pm

    Quite different from the books I picked. I didn’t even see some of these!

  7. permalink
    November 27, 2011 9:00 pm

    I see you picked one of Marin Yangs cookbooks. I like him. Good choice of other books also.

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  8. November 28, 2011 5:08 am

    There are some interesting books on your list 🙂 Good luck!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  9. ncnguyen514 permalink
    November 28, 2011 12:17 pm

    great list! good luck!

  10. November 28, 2011 12:37 pm

    Oh, I’m glad you included Prisoners in the Palace. Love historical fiction.

    good luck to both of us.. ;D
    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

  11. November 29, 2011 8:46 pm

    The Rustica cookbook looks great to me! Good luck!

  12. December 1, 2011 4:17 pm

    Good luck!

  13. December 2, 2011 4:34 pm

    What a wonderful list! My charity is also a library – and thanks for pointing out the 3-pack of moleskines; they just went into my cart for (more) Christmas shopping from Chronicle!

    Good luck to you!


  14. December 5, 2011 9:47 am

    Nice picks! I didn’t have room for cookbooks on my own list, but I wish I’d picked some.

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